Beth Ford Roth
Stories by Beth Ford
Gabe was a retired military working dog and the 2012 American Humane Association Hero Dog Award winner. When he passed away earlier this year, it devastated not only his owner, but thousands of dog lovers who'd gotten to know Gabe through his Facebook page. This post originally ran February 13, 2013.
This story needs very little introduction, because the photograph accompanying it speaks for itself. I will say that this story touched the hearts of more than 125,000 Home Post readers, who shared it on Facebook more than 11,000 times. It captured the attention of major news outlets like Fox News, the New York Times, and Good Morning America. And all because of the love a dog had for his heroic owner - a love that survived death. This post originally ran August 23rd, 2011.
An MV- 22B Osprey attached to the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing out of MCAS Miramar made a hard landing near Creech Air Force Base in Nevada on August 26. While all crew members were able to escape safely, the subsequent fire on the Osprey made the aircraft unrepairable, and a total loss costing $2 million.
Labor Day is usually a bonanza for tennis fans, with the U.S. Open showcasing the sport's greatest players in a full day of action. Unfortunately this year, Mother Nature hasn't been playing along, and most of the games have been rain delayed. But such hurdles are water off a duck's back for Navy Corpsman Angelo Anderson, one of the tournament's ballpersons, and the survivor of once-incapacitating injuries suffered in Afghanistan.
Navy corpsman Angelo Anderson was never much of a tennis fan, but he'll be running among the game's greatest players over the next two weeks as he serves as a ballperson for the U.S. Open. Anderson survived bone-shattering bullet wounds while serving in Afghanistan, and is now able to walk - and run - with enough skill to beat out 500 applicants for the ballperson job.
President Barack Obama today announced the U.S. military will not take part in Operation Bright Star with the Egyptian military, which was slated to begin next month. The president cancelled the United States' participation in the biennial joint military exercise as a response to the escalating violence in Egypt.